Submission Guidelines

Illinois Classical Studies

  1. Illinois Classical Studies publishes original research in all areas of Classical Philology and ancillary disciplines, such as ancient history, ancient religion, ancient philosophy, and archaeology. ICS also publishes interdisciplinary work related to the Greco-Roman world; in the past it has featured work on the history of Classical scholarship, Sanskrit, Coptic, Arabic, contact between the Greco-Roman and the Judaic worlds, textual criticism, patristics, papyrology and the reception of the Classics in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and beyond.
  2. The journal is published annually by the University of Illinois Press. Articles should be submitted electronically to the ICS online manuscript submission system. This secure, personalized resource will allow you to track your manuscript through each step of the review and acceptance process. To begin, click on the link below to set up your personal account and upload your submission. Your transmitted material will be reviewed as soon as possible.

    Make a new Manuscript Submission Upload account


    Log into existing Manuscript Submission Upload account

  3. Microsoft Word is the preferred file format. PDFs are not acceptable. All papers should be double-spaced, including endnotes, and set in 12 point type. Please include endnotes, which will be published as footnotes in print. Authors are asked to submit a manuscript in a way that conceals their identity; avoid including name, affiliation, or reference to previously published work in a way that reveals the identity of the author.
  4. Each submission should be accompanied by an abstract of 100 words or fewer.
  5. Authors are urged to proofread their submissions carefully, especially the quotations in Greek and Latin, to avoid rejection because of inconsistencies or oversights.
  6. CONSENT TO PUBLISH: The Author grants and assigns exclusively to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois for its use any and all rights of whatsoever kind or nature protected by the Copyright Laws of the United States and all foreign countries in all languages in and to the article, including all subsidiary rights. The Press, in turn, as part of the consideration of the agreement, grants to the Author the right of republication in any book of which he/she is the author or editor, subject only to his/her giving proper credit in the book to the original publication of the article by the University of Illinois Press.
  7. PREVIOUS PUBLICATION: The Author guarantees that the article furnished for the Journal has not been published previously elsewhere. If any part of the article (including illustrations, examples, and other supplementary material) has been previously published elsewhere, permission must be obtained in writing for publication in the Journal and the Author must submit copy for credit lines with his/her manuscript. The Author holds the Editor, the Journal, and the University of Illinois Press harmless against all copyright claims.


Style Guidelines

All authors whose work has been accepted for publication and are preparing their final draft must adhere to the following guidelines, including the ones explained above. Failure to comply will result in a serious delay in publication.

1. General Style Guidelines

  • ICS follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed.
  • Footnotes should be typed as endnotes in the manuscript, double-spaced and numbered consecutively (not 1, 1a, 1b etc). We follow the system: author’s last name (year) page; e.g., Augoustakis (2010) 154.
  • The articles should make the materials accessible to specialists and non-specialists alike; therefore translations of the primary sources in Greek and Latin (or other ancient languages) should accompany the submission.
  • We require consistency in the transliteration of Greek names. Please follow the conventions of the Oxford Classical Dictionary. Possessive names ending in “s” require “’s” per CMS.
  • A bibliography should be appended at the end of each article. Follow L’Année Philologique for abbreviations.
  • For abbreviations of classical works and authors, ICS follows the Oxford Classical Dictionary, as well as LSJ, for Greek and the OLD (or the TLL) for Classical Latin, as well as L’Année Philologique. Consistency is required throughout.
  • Avoid abbreviations such as op.cit., ad loc., ff. Use short titles and inclusive pages instead.
  • An introductory note should include the information on critical editions of the text used and the appropriate translation (own or published). ICS prefers standard editions such as OCT, Teubner, Budé, or Loeb; Latin Bible verses must be cited according to the Vulgate version, and translations should be taken from a current edition of the Douay-Rheims version.
  • For Greek, use a unicode font. ICS prefers the APA fonts.
  • In Latin use u for both v and u. Avoid the use of the lunate sigma (ϲ) in Greek. Ask editor for exceptions with each issue.
  • Latin in regular text and notes text (but not in extracts) is italicized.
  • ICS avoids Roman numerals, as well as commas, where periods should be used. E.g., “Aen. 9.1” not “Aen. IX,1.”
  • Place of Publication: use the Anglicized names of cities; for smaller cities in the U.S.A, please include the state also, separated by a comma. Use Cambridge for Cambridge in England, but Cambridge, MA for Cambridge in the U.S.A.
  • For forthcoming publications, use (forthcoming).
  • The journal prefers B.C.E. or C.E., and for dates: 8 December 63.
  • Include a final note for any acknowledgments, but only once the paper has been accepted for publication.
  • ICS follows American spelling, date format, and punctuation rules.

2. Artwork/Illustration Submission Guidelines for Authors

  • Do NOT submit color artwork files. Hard copy color photos are acceptable for scanning.
  • Do NOT submit JPG files.
  • Do NOT submit figures or examples as Word files or embedded within a Word document.
  • Do submit grayscale TIFF files of 300 dpi or better for photos.
  • Permission letters for any copyrighted material must accompany the author’s consent to publish form. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission for any copyrighted material and to pay for the associated permission fees. Authors should request World English language rights for print and online use.

3. Bibliographical Citations

  • Books

Putnam, M. C. J. 1998. Virgil’s Epic Designs. Ekphrasis in the Aeneid. New Haven: Yale University Press. (nota bene: classical works are also italicized)
For repeated authors, use two em-dashes.

  • Edition of a classical work

Roche, P., ed. 2009. Lucan De Bello Ciuili Book I. With intro., text, and comm. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Braund, S. H., trans. 1992. Lucan Civil War. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Chapter in a Book

Carey, C. 2009. “Iambos.” In F. Budelmann, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Greek Lyric, 149-67. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (please provide inclusive pages).
Nota bene: for four or more editors, please use the first editor’s name and then the abbreviation et al.

  • Dissertations

McDonough, C. J. 1968. The Verse of Martianus Capella: Text, Translation, and Commentary of the Poetry in Books 1–5. Ph.D. diss., University of Toronto.

  • Articles

Foley, H. P. 1982. “The ‘Female Intruder’ Reconsidered: Women in Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and Ecclesiazusae.” CPh 77: 1-21.

  • Book reviews

Harder, M. A. 2004. Review of B. Acosta-Hughes, Polyeideia: The Iambi of Callimachus and the Archaic Iambic Tradition. In AC 73: 332-33.


Related Titles

previous book next book
Storytelling in Siberia - Cover
Storytelling in Siberia

The Olonkho Epic in a Changing World

Robin P. Harris

Manichaeism - Cover

Michel Tardieu

Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine - Cover
Diagnoses in Assyrian and Babylonian Medicine

Ancient Sources, Translations, and Modern Medical Analyses

Translated and with Commentary by JoAnn Scurlock and Burton R. Andersen

Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture - Cover
Sasanian Jewry and Its Culture

A Lexicon of Jewish and Related Seals

Daniel M. Friedenberg

Illinois Classical Studies - Cover
Illinois Classical Studies

Edited by Angeliki Tzanetou

Aesopica - Cover

A Series of Texts Relating to Aesop or Ascribed to Him

Ben Edwin Perry

Indo-European Sacred Space - Cover
Indo-European Sacred Space

Vedic and Roman Cult

Roger D. Woodard

Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess - Cover
Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess

A Near Eastern Koine

Nanno Marinatos